As Donald Trump took the oath of office in Washington, applause rang out in a loft in central Moscow where pro-government activists, Kremlin-friendly consultants and nationalist politicians gathered to usher in the new American president
The group “Chinese-Americans for Trump” paid for Trump billboards in more than a dozen states and flew aerial banners over 32 cities. Have talks of a trade war and rows over Taiwan prompted a rethink among some supporters?
Mao Zedong wanted a radical break with old ways after 1949, when the civil war ended in mainland China. But it was Josef Stalin who talked Mao out of full-scale romanisation, saying that a proud China needed a truly national system
Peter Navarro has emerged as the brains behind the president’s brawn on trade. The China-bashing eccentric who will soon become one of the world’s most powerful economists was once a supporter of free trade
Trump reportedly wants to impose a tariff of 5% or more on all imports, arguing that globalisation gives America a poor deal. But the president gravely underestimates the complexity of messing with tariffs
After an all-female cabin crew apparently took four hours to subdue a drunk passenger, the airline is now “ramping up training for staff using the guns after criticism for the way it handled a recent in-flight disturbance”
Carnage—a word not usually associated with inaugural addresses or any appeal to national unity—formed the smouldering, incendiary core of President Donald Trump’s first speech after taking his oath of office